Friday, March 13, 2009

When Computers Rule the World - WSJ.com

See the full interview for more on Daemon; also see Charles Fitzgerald’s review 

WSJ: Should we be afraid?

Mr. Suarez: When you write a high-tech thriller and then people in the defense establishment start calling you -- people I can't name -- you feel you've hit a nerve. There are people looking out for national security who found the book's scenario troubling. That was one of the reasons I wrote it. We should be concerned. Parts of the book talk about economic meltdowns that could happen based on databanks being penetrated. The idea of a black box paradigm is used in many industries. People do what the screen tells them. And that's one of my concerns.

When Computers Rule the World - WSJ.com

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